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W. G. KETEEditor. COVINGTON, ST. TAMMANY PARISH, LA., SATURDAY,, MARCH 16, 1890. VOL XY.-nNO. 11.
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THE ROSEM ANSWERED.
" An ase i.hasWe.
"A ma.. re Athema. who wa- want t ptese
flut ale, once traveled out ,f Greece;
bethoas no other folks so wie sad
As thee bekoging s his aisve saue.
So. wanderneg .o that e.ty, e wrsd's hes
e Vsoo was quatered In Jeruasuem;
t quised each one he metgdaty r day,
After the old, well-known, Socratic way.
For mueh he bo.ted of his Attie wit.
And beaght a Jew, of eossum . had at a bit
O( anental hrewdnea.--uch was his con.
Ustil a little boy be chamced to mee.
My IrMUe boy." said he, "eare Ia eaf
t'm very hahgry, sad I want a bite;
Bay of aome ooad, e. prm eat m earL,
And have me iel to give upon the street."
The boy receivad the mite, and fsed a
And got an ounce ed it, or somesthaglme a
"fhi- is the food," be said, "for us to-day
.. whj" ee, ame sadn sae r wa.!"
-Joel Beates. Is i. Y. Iedgr.
How the Paeh's Oder Was Faith
me halft-dosen years previous to
tbe dde collapse of the Napoleoaic
dynasty, in 1870. a certain sensation was
eaxited in Paris by the arrival ia that
city of an Oriental potentate of am
biguous nationality, but popularly
known and spoken of as "The Pasha."
Whether he came from Turkey or from
Egypt was regarded as a matter of oem
paratively small importance; the two
essential polnts in his favor were, irst,
that be was undoubtedly the possessor
of an immense fortuae, and secondly
so slight recommendation i the Late
tian capital--that he spoke French with
tolerable fluency. As a matter of
course, so desirable as acquisitioa to
Parisian society become the lion of the
hour;, and no sooner was it ascertained
that a spacious hotel overlooking the
Parcde Monceaux had been engaged
and furnished for the reception of His
Exeelency and Fuite, than a shoal of
visitors, eScial and mon-omelal. has
tened to inscribe their names i a book
deposited for the purpose in the perter's
lodge. Every day brought a fresh in
stallment of signatures until before a
week had elapsed, the list threatened to 1
rival in length the traditional cata
logue of Leporello.
Hussein Pasha-an assumed title, I
fancy, but the one by which he was gea
erally known-was short and corpulent,
of sallow complexion and reserved ma
ners; he spoke little, but what he did
say was concise and to the point He
was extremely observant, but chary of
expresasi his opinica of what he saw a
or heard; only one instance being re
corded of a temporary departure from
his babitual tacituralty. Having been I
persuaded by a member of the French
Jocky Club to accompany him to the s
opera, he was escorted between the acts
by his cicerone to the foyer do IS danse; t
thereby occasioning great excitement t
among the ladies of the corps de ballet,
many of whom doubtless anticipated b
that, in accordance with Eastern oa e
soms, the re y of throwing the
handkerchief be eovived for their k
own especial gleatM~ . Nothing of
the sort, however, scurred. After a e
very cursory gIme at the assembled u
*ylphides, iUa amuttered ejaculation
which sounded emarkably like "Masoes h
a balal" (broomsticks), the visitor b
turned abruptly aon his heels, anad curtly
intimated his desire to return to his N
A few minutes later Ceast - was
startled by a sadden display of anima
tion on the part of his companion, who
was gasg · with absorbed attention at A
an enormously-stout lady occupying the
entire front pf one of the stage-boxes
"Ah, ig hells Fmme" en alasticual
ly exclaimed the lsh Iha. "Lek, is she
not superb?" 7
"H'm," apliea Me Jockey Club ex
quisite, hadly h le to repress a smile, D
"that is a st of taste. Does not your
Exceleacy tiak her perhaps a the
whole a trifle too vlumiou~ s?"
"Jasnas tropF, morseur!" Indignantly
retorted flmeian; "jamaIs trep."
After a sojoura tof hree months ia
Paris, the Pasha, who had employeia a
considerable portin of bb time l a '
praetical study of the latest ianvetiems I
and improvements, acientife an me- a
chanical, with the view of ilntadcalgtm
them in his own domia.los, anouned pe
his inatention of breaking up his estb- I
lishment, and returs~n to the East
Before doing so, however, he was dealt
ous of exproa. his uckowlIedgments
ina the shape of a suitable present to ear
tain omclals of high standing wbo had
been particularly serviceable to him in es
his researches, and consulted his sscre- a
tary, an intelligent young Frenchman, Ci
on the subject be
•"M. Mori," he said, ster explaining
his project, "It seems to me that the
simplest way waould. be to sead a ew p
thousand trance to each of them." n
"Pardou me. your Highness," objaet- o
ed the secretary, "iff vrtar te. .esmind g
you that a present of money rerl beh w
considered a breach of etiqgete, and
consequently reseated as a la sult." d
"You French are very singular p p
pie," observed the Pasha. "With us tb
no matter how rich a an m ay be, hel h
not tool enough to refuse plasUtrmes whre a
he can get them. What, the, wm ould
yo advise me to do?" d
"May I be allowed tosaggust,"replid us
Morina, "that an object of artisti valne
would be a ftting token of your High- gg
nes' good will-, gold .ma-box, ar io in
"The very tag," aid Huseia, ap- y
povingl "Where are suah artkles to I
"At Dorr's. In the Rue de la Paix."
"•Good. Let him know exactly whet
I require, and see that he Is hels p.
cisely at twelve to-mruw."
On being admitted to the Pasha pee
.eace, at the appoated houar, ~. Der N
produced, raog other speelmea o his
handiwork, agold ann-box, exqalsitely
-aished, and ecireled with moderaw
sad diamonds, the interer of the Id M
bearing the jeweler's name engraved in
micrunspic e haracters. Husiea exam
laed it minautely, and lquired the price.
"Four thousaad tracs, your High b e
s-" sept6at P03 )S
"I wi take it ea eealtlen that eyo
engag to supply me with seventee,
etr bxam, exactly similar to this."
"Impossibl moelg r," said the
jeweler, "I have only six of this pa*
ter in stock. Still," he added, after
a momeats reflection, "I might perhaps
be ase to mansgeit May I ask how
son your Highness intends leaving
"In a fortnight from today."
"That will be quite suaoleant The
six sauf-boxes shall be delivered this
afternoon, and they ean be distributed
immediately. Ina few days six moss
will be ready, aad I think I ean promise
the remaining half4o.e before the
time ied for your Highness's depart
On the following day the six bones.
each accompanied by a complimentary
letter, written by Morin and aigmed by
the Pasha, were duly treasmitted to the
privileged individuals beading the list.
Towards the end of the week, the Jew
eler reappeared accoding to promise
with a second installment et another
half-doses, which were als forwarded
to their destinatioa; sadbeore the Sort
alght had expired, five more suf
boxes were in his Hlignem' possession.
The Pasha expressed himself per
fectly satisBed with the prompt exccu
tloa of his order. "It is evident," he
said. "that the recipients of my gifts
are highly pleased, for I have received
the most lattering letters from all of
them except one."
"Except one, did you Highness say?"
anxioesly lquired Dorr.
"Yes. My secretary lnforms me that
one of the gentlemen at whose bouse
my present was left is absent from Paris,
which accouats for his silence, and that
he is not expected back until Sunday
the day after my intended departure.
Brt," coatinued the Pasha, "how is this,
M. Dorr? You have brought me onl0
Are boxes. Where is the sixth? It is
absolutely essential that no ome on my
list should be neglected."
"Your Highness may rest assured
that your orders will be implicitly
obeyed," replied the Jeweler. "If M.
Mdor will kindly acquaint me with
the name and address of the person for
whom the box is destined, it shall be
delivered to him on Wednesday without
"Exactly similar to those of e.eure.'
"I can safely guarantee, moaseig.
near, that there will not be a shade of
diference between them."
"Very good," said the Pasha; "I rely
on your punctuality. My secretary will
pay you the 72,000 francs, and on my
next visit to Paris you will probably
hear from me again. Au revelr, M
If say one, endowed with the pecullar
faculties of Asmodeus, had penetrated
some ten evenings later into the small
room forming the back shop and private
smactum of the well-known jeweler of
Rue do la Paix, he. wode have been en
lightened as to certain supplementary
adjnmets to theordinary bualneascarried
on by M. Dor. He would barve seen
that estimable tradesman seated at a
table, on which werb lying six gold
suff-boxes bearing a suspicious resem
blane too hese recently purchased by
His Highness, the Pasha, and carefully
polishing each in tars with a silk hand.
"They all come back to me again.
every cue of them," muttered '. Iorr,
with a self-satisfied chuckle, while deli
cately semoving a spec of dust from the
last of the half-dosn. "No one ever
keeps them long. for uff-boxes are
locked-up capital, and every body, from
Napoleon downwards, knows the value
of reedy money. They discover my
name inside the box, and naturally
bring it to me; and, as I treat them
liberally, I am safe to aee them again.
A very fair fortnight's work, I must
say," be added, senslting an open o-.
count-book, in whieb the followlai
statement was legibly inscribed:
To sale et U gold snuff-boas at
UAS Hanes each.................. 2,eS
Deuct from above commission
to aetrseta(S p followr that
hr the watrenh etlc a so
Iular Dorr), at a n
eac .............................. a
Topureohe bol old snuf-bozes
bfm their own ers aststlraaes
ah.. ........................ .. ght
otIal net p lt ................... m.w1
"Not to mention," pleasantly summed
up the jeweler, "'that the snuff boxes
are ready for a second edition of the lit
tie game. wbeneer another Pasha hap
pens to comes this way."-Charles Her
ey, in the Argosy.
It seas at a lsete Oaxmae. Army Ar.
tlda AN Mleow.
A German was boasting in the pree
eone of some Russians about the obedi
emoe and discipline of the German army,
citing numerous ikstances ftem the waf
between France and Germany.
"Gentleman," seplied one of the Rus
slans, "what you pay (about the disei
plie in the German army amounta to
nothing at all wheneempsred with what
occurs contlnually in the Russian army.
But I will merely eeito me instance of
what eccrared at the beginning of the
reign of the Car Nielas, when the
discipline in the Russianarmy was om
paratively ax. At that time, before
the telegraph was discovered, the Rue
saas used signal statioms, which were
a ew miles apart The soldier made a
signal which was repeated by the sol
dir at the nae staston. and thiu the
news was osuveped thousams of mile
"One day a soldier at a stae ear
St Peteraburg di not see the signal i
time, satdreading the pnlshmeat that
awaited hid for negligence. deliberate
ly hun himself ona the signal tower.
The sidMer at se next station mistook
this for a signal, so he deliberately
but promptly hung himself, also.
in cosequece of the disolalie which
prevails in the aussia army, next
day it was discovered that all the
soldies at the signal ptatomnafrom St.
Petereberg to Warsaw had hung them
solves on their signalutwers. Of couse
a much streister dipalo peevails at
'Ibat will dw.- repied the German,
"I give it p."-Texas SMIlings. d
-A farm amssr Maduf, Nootland, has
been haaded 4etr r m f ather to ap
ter R u p
S ART W ARCHITECTURE.
se wUsM-wdse Puesi en sab ahsses
ame n.ar emmseM.
Arebtetural forms, like letterseoftb
r alphabet, seem perpetually to have bee:
borrowed from one nation by another.
Each borrows what It can astmilate sad
throws away the rest, the assimilated
partion undergoing a treasforming pros
esm by which, in the course of time,
ew sand remarkable forms are evolved.
ellas borrows from Asia Minor;
Etrurui, from Hellas; Rome, from
Etrutla sad Hellas; Mohammedan mow
ques seem the beautiful sad increalable
offspring of Reman Byszanlne colon.
ade and besless, flushed with dreams
of-lagdad; and Gothic cathedrals spread
their mantels of point-lace over apses
and saves and roofs remislacent
of both Greece and Rome. In
a.lhitecture, however, the Romans
were more discriminating bor
rowers than they showed themselves
in sulpture. They stole the Jewels of
the Egyptians, but they transformed
them. Of the three orders of Greek
temple architecture-Doric, loonic and
Corinthian-so clearly outlined by Mr.
Sturgis in his "Archmologist in Greece,"
the Roman. adopted all, but domesti
cated only one. Like some rare orchid,
the Corinthian style alone with its
floriated capital took root at once in
Italian soil, grew and fourished there
wonderfully, sad developed orginalities
and graces of its own unknown to the
honeysckle and acanthu-lovingGreeks.
The severe Doric the graceful voluted
Ionle with its whorl-like capitals and
curves recur again sad again in Roman
structures, but so coarse, so material
imed, so unsiritual and barbaric that
they more frequently resemble carica
tore of the Greek ideas than transplant.
lngsofdelicateexoticfowers. In translit
erating the Ionic and Doric styles into
their own architectural speech, the Ro
m-as came upon a language which they
did mot understand, and there surviveof
these attempts only such stammering
interpretations as the temple of For
tuna Virills (Ionic) and the barbarous
theater of Marcellus (Doric). The Ro
mans carried their passion for adapta
tion and hybridization even info the do
main of the gods, taking the lovely
Corinthian and Ionic capitals of the
Greeks and combining them in many
striking and fanciful forms. This was
the origin of the Composite style-s
style blending Ionle spirals with Corin
thian acanthus leaves In the capitals,
with many novel and ingenious arrange
meats of the shbafts, drums, and fillets.
From the Roman capital, indeed,
sprouted Innumerable variations on
the picturesque Greek original; they
sparkled with blazing acanthus
leaves of gilt and bromne; heads of
iamals, human figures, armor, exotic
foliage, surmounted shafts and columns,
no longer fluted in delicate grooves, but
carved or cabled or wrought with leaf
sad flower, like an architectural flower
garden gone wild; and no two Roman
Corinthian temples would be construed
is the same terms or were suuiciently
alike for a generalisation. The classic
specimens of this order on Italian soil
were the brilliant temple of Jupiter
Stator at Rome and the temple atTivoll
Amid all the ingenuities and extrava
gances, however, lavished by the imag
inative Roman architects on the Cor
inthian, this style, which became the
national style of Rome, was always reo
gni~asble-ofte, Indeed, developed a
columnar beauty, a floral charm,
a wodrous airness and versal
ity not even drhown by the
Greeks is their most exquisite specimen
of the order, the Choragie monument of
ayslerates at Athens. Athens was ever
the purist in speech, in grammar, in
poem, in tragedy, in historic composi
t La indeal and almost unearthly forms
of sculptural and architectural beauty,
while Rome was always aggressive,
-e., practical, full of a superabundant
le that could mot be petrified, full of
restless composite elements that must
fad varied and multifold utterace in
literature and art-Prof. James A. Ha
rison, ln Chautauquan.
THE GREAT LAKES.
sit at 2tem Wee. Named After rewer
sal Linn Tube..
The saes of the greatlakes of Amer.
ea are generally of Indian origin. The
early discovreers of Ontario ealled it
"St. Louis," and afterwards the early
Preach called it "Lake Frontenac,"
after the Geoeruor. The English, when
they drst claimed domiia, escalled it
"Katarahku, or Ontario;" Mitchell
called it "Catarakul," and Ewnmall the
smge, but the name "Ontario" was the
one always sed.
Huaro was samed from the Indian
tribe on its shores when Irstdiscovered
From Homsas, 1W, aad De L'Isle, 1739,
it received the alias of 'Michigan;"
Henaepin, 1a1S, sad Coze, 1731, called
it "BHuro, or Karegaodl;" Washing
toe's journal, 174, call is 'uatohi,
Lake Michigan, persistently called at
irst "Illnoels" was called "Michigan"
Irsttby Sese in 1744, since which time
It has bee known generally by that
Chaplain. the rst typographerof Lake
Superior, called it "Grand La." The
wonderfl Jesuit map called it '"Tracy
or Superior." Core sad Sener called it
by as alias after the Sioux, or as they
were then called Nadousius, on it*
Leke Erie received its name from the
Brice as its banks, and aniformly re
taiedt the name. The Ere were
known as the Cat nationa, therefore
some early writers eelled it "Felis"
and "Du Chat." 8enercalled it' Cadara
gas." Washington's journal, Mitchell
and Pvawsll called it "Oksweg"--St.
srit.m Sustate fr Creedery.
We are told that it was only a few
years since, in some of the remote vil
lages of the Alps, what was perhaps the
most primitive arm of tableware wasin
e. This is said to hae consisted of a
solid table like a chopping-block, which
had holes scoped in the surface inte
which the prepared dinner was poured
from the kettle. It was only in the
days of our grandfathers when the
"wooden trenches" wasgenerally in use,
and in our boyhood the "pewter platter"
was eemms ~-ChLitAa at W~e
MORTALITY OF CLEORGYMEN.
suuesatoge of Deatk and Bmasses eo
whehn hnew Ame neest Umes.
An interesting essay upon the average
mortality amoag clergymen has recently
r been prepared and evidently with mubh
Seare. Amoagmch curious information
on, the subject it is shown that of 9,000
who died 196 lost their lives from ia
feetious disease, the largest number,
L I7, being from "abdominal typhus,"
that is. gastric andnervous fevers. Con
e stitutional maladies, carried off 153 pa
toes, of whom 3l succumbed to "new
e malignant forms of disease," that is, to
troubles of a opacerous character. Di
eases of the nervous system proved
d fatal in 113 cases, 81 dyting from brain
disease and 33 from affectios of the
spine. As many as 54 died from throat
and lung troubles, of whom 19 yield
ed to pneumonia and beonchitis and 15r
to consumption Heart disease was the
cause of death in 064 instances; .W died
from apoplexy, and 223 are said to have
died fromold age. Only 14 out of .S0
committed suicide; 15 perished through
accident, 1 being murdered; 9 were
described as insane.
Comparing now the death-rate of mia
isters, in respect of the causes of death,
with the mortality of other men, the
following results are obtained: Of 86,
u31 clergymen 180 died of infeetions die
eases. The usual experience of an In
surance company would have made the
number 20-that is, the mortality of
clergymen was only 79 per cent of the
ordinary death-rate. The death-rate of
physicians from these diseases was 127
above the usual rate, pointing to
the greater danger of contagion in
the case of the physician than in
that of the pastor. Of lung affec
tions, excluding consumption, 811 cler
gymen died, instead of 32, the number
expected from mortality tables. Physi
clans died of such diseases 115 per cent
above the average rate. Between the
ages of 26 and 45 the mortality of Ro
man Catholic clergymen, compared with
Protestant ministers of the same age,
was as 137 to 100, while between the
ages of 46 and 65 the difference was as
154 to 100, and between the ages of 86
and 85 as 118 to 100. How to explain
this striking difference is no easy task.
It is suggested that it may be connected
with the life of celibacy followed by
priests, also with the rigid penances of
Catholic ecelesiasties, which, especially
in the case of young men, are apt to de
range the digestive organs.-Medial
PROGRESS OF ART.
The ietent t. Whh 'Ar the Taste u .
tern Into IEvro-Dy Life.
People rarely stop to think how large
ly art to-day enters into the commonest
things of life. The dwelling houses,
carpets, wall-paper, furniture of all
kinds, and even the utensils of the
kitchen, make some pretenses to the
esthetic, either in design or in material.
The very coal-ecuatle gleams with the
conscious intelligence of being some
thing more than a mere convenient ar
rangement of iron or brass. Books have
entirely changed their character under
the Influence of the demand for the
beautiful as well as the instructive.
The plain, dingy, awkward bindings of
the last generation have given place to
countless attractive designs and har
monious colors. Type and arrangement
are more pleasing to the eye, while the
illustrations have improved beyond all
possibility of comparison with the rude
drawings of fifty years age. Moreover,
this facility in convareying a meaning
with the pencil as well as with the pen
has given rise to the use of art in 1
politics. The comie political eartoon I
has become more powerful in explain
ing a situation or pointing a dangerous e
consequence than the weightiest edi- s
toril article. The editor appeals tothe I
understanding only, while the artoon-s
ist invades the mind through the eye I
and the sense of humor as well as the
reason. His argument is evident at a i
glance to the dullest or the most care- I
less observer. Nobody can remark this .
extraordinary and wild-sread advance a
in the realisation of what form sud olor I
really mean withoat coming to the con
clusion that before mayr years have s
passed the United States will have -
overtaken the older couontries of Europe a
in matters of art. Good material has I
not been found wanting. The con-I
stantly-grow.g ability on the part ofn
the publio to appreciato will tutrn to the
advantage of painting and seulpture. It
will react upon the artists, and the ti
standard will be ried. Itis not ex
travagant to hope that withlin the next I
twenty years America may produce aa
school of artists who shall outstrip their r
French or Dutch masters, sand that the o
ao·ig generatioa may even see French t
students coming to New York to study, t
a te Amrieaan goes to ris to-day.
FACTS ABOUT SHOES.
Not la t.. Thse ee SA Fiis Won
Aaememn in This ConuarS.
In 185T there were about 60,000,000
pairs of shoes made in 'his land, two
thirds at them in Masaebhusetts. In
Philadelphia the product was greater
in money than In Lynn, R6300,00,
agalnst $ (,00,00, b there were more
pairs turned out ia the latter than in
the former eity, for the Lyna goods
were made at the lowest price.- In
Haverhill were made at that period t,
100,000 worth of shoes. Natick was
tamous for its brgans, Spencer for its
boots, and there were numerous other
places in which there were manufact
urers who achieved renown and as
paired pelf by theirpopularsqpelaltiesin
footwear. Many change have occurred
in the interval. Ruett bregns, which
were made before the war in large quan
titles, have given place to laer qual-k
ties, and have literally disappeared.
The lo-ltegged boots, ia which Wey.
mouth. Ablagtea and the South Shore
towas ecled,. ar in lle reqnuest co
umers have acquired more deliate
tastes, sad iniste m having ssemethir.
sightly as well em durable. They are,
moreover, undoubtedlymere prodgal in
their se of shoes than they were for.
merly, which may be accounted for by
the low igures at which they buy them,
and by the fact that cobblers have been
done away with. There are not less
than 150,000,000 pairs of shoes worn an
nally In this cosUtry.-uoot and Shoe
FUL. OF PUN.
-Ptill Ahead.-He-"P.v got a
S a perliceman." She-"Dat's a an
I'w got 'r brother a naageL"-Idfe.
-'-Je's very plain in his speec
always calls a spade a spede" "Fais
an' he'd be a rank ould liar av' he called
a shpade a rake."-Munsey' Weekly.
-Plamo reas are easily enough
managed. oGa has onlyto eem a pleas
hire a hall, aAd recite it. If it makes
people tired that is sot th fautlt t the
pina.-N. O. Picayune.
-A scientfio sharp has discovered
that the earth weighs aSOSSs00s,
0Oo00. But doe't bet ea I The
scientist may have weighed it eoa eoal
dealer's scales, which weigh only 1.l
pomade te the to.-Drake's Magasine.
-An Unlucky Ma.-A.--"Have you
ever had any experience inloveafeires?
B.-"Well, I should say I had. In love
I am the ualucklest of mortals. All the
girls that I loved, and even some that I
hadn't began to love yet, were gobbled
up by other fellows sand married.
-Manufacturer (to his oece boy, whb
persistently sets the clockbeokward In
the morning and forward during the
lunch hour)-"I ean't understand why
the clock is always behind when I ar
rive at the office and ahead when I leave
it." Office Boy (innocently)-"I recko.
it thinks It ought to hustle while you're
here, sir."-Jewelers' Weekly.
-"What are yer doa', you yeoung
rascal?" said a farmer to a remarkably
mall boy, ona ading him standing
under a tree In his orchard with an
apple in his hand. "Please sir, I was
only goan' to put this 'ere apple beck on
the tree, sir; t had fallen down, sir.-
-Mrs. Doenhue-"Phat's this 01
hear, Missus Magiaty, about yes two
gyaris givit' a German? Is that so?
Mrs. Maginty-"Dade sa'i it s. Kate
and Mary Ann must kape up wid semise
ty, d'ye moind?" Mrs. Donahue-"The
likes o' yesgivin' a German. Begorra,
it's nothin' but aectattlon . Phy dea'
yes give an OIrish and be done wiL it?"
-Daumey (overtaking Lumley ea his
way home to dinner)-"Aren'tyou rath.
er late to-anght, Lumley?" Lumley
"Ye--washerwoman - washerwoman
washerwoman. I've had a hard day's
are you mumbling 'washerwoman' for?"
Lumley--'"o that I shan't forget to ad
vertise for a washerwomaa in this after
noon's paper. My wife told me to keep
repeating washerwoman, and rve kept
it up all day, and (suddenly) by than
der! If I didn't forget it after all."
Proprietor (at telephoae)--"Helle,
central! What seems to be the matter
I have been trying for the last half hbe
to get you. Give me o~e-saught fve."
(Waite ten minutes louger and no an
swer.) "Dear, dear. this telephone puts
me all out of patience. Here, Thomas,
call up one-naughtlAve, and wait till
you get it" Office boy (giving handles
vigorous whirl)--"Hullo--hullo! Say,
central, w'at's achin' you? Why don't
you git us one-ought-lve,-hay? Come,
now, git on a rush there and shake 'em
up or well drop onto you from de roof
sad paralyse you!" Central (obse
quiously)-"Yes, sir, I'll coaneot yeou
gt away; excuse delay, please."
Ti.me. . ... .
INCREASE OF LIFE.
Roh Wemiseged meeaomty .t lwhes, In
aeos mad Creassemm.
Aeording to the naturalits, a mort
pion will produce 63 young; a commos
ly will lay 144 eggs, a leach 154 and a
spider 170. A hydrach produces 0m
eggs and a frog 1,1 A female mth
will produce 1,100 eggs, and a tortoise
1,0. A gall Insect has laid Ueggs;
a shrimp, ,;, and 104M0 have been
found in the ovary of an asears.
One naturalist found over 13,0W eggs
in a lobster, and amsther over 1l,Wu
An insect very similar toa sat ( Uasll)
has produced 8,00W ems ins saingle day=
and Leuwenhoeck seems to ompute 4,
000,0W to the crab's share.
Many abhes produce an ineredibi
aumber of eggs More than U ,0M1 have
been counted isn a herring; 8,0 in a
smelt: 1,00M40 in a sole; 1,1340,0 in a
rmach; 300,01S in a sturgeon; 340,0 I
a carp; 88,000 In a teach; s4,0 in a
mackerel, 96,0W Ins perch, and 1,7,
O ins a flouder. But of all the fishes
hitherto discovered, the ed seems to be
the most proll .
One naturalist ompetes that this
ish produces more than 3,686,0W1 eggs.
and another as many as 9,444,M0. A
rough calculatios has shown that, were
one per cekt. of the eggs of the salmon
to result in full-grown ish, and were
they and their progeny to continue to
Increase in the same ratio, they would,
In about sixty years, amount in bulk to
many times the size of the earth. Nor
is the salmon the moseet prlie of speetes
In a yellow perch weigrhing ounoce
have bees counted ,984 eggs, and In s
smelt ten inches and a half in length.
An interesting experiment was made
in Sweden in 1711, by Charles . Lund.
He obtained from 50 f beale breams ,.
100,01 young; from le female perche
.21440 young; sad from le female
mallets, 4.0040 1 mow--United PM
A.mersle Terb s tn Kurpe.
American wild turkeys have been sme
ceesrully acclimatied in Amnt es thet
portion of theestate of Cosunt Baeser
which is known as the Dunubian mead
ows, and great floks of them are to bhe
een in his forests. About the middle
at the last century there was a vast
fook of wild turkeys In Wladsor Forest
which had been introdues by William,
Duke of Cumberlasd, frm Rilehmosa
Park, wher~ during the reigns of .Annse
and George L, there were thm.usadnds
thee birds. The Richmond fock was
destroed by poeache,. and that at
Windsor gradually became extinet, the
lt-known birds having been devoured
at "The Cottage" during the reign of
George IV., but about that period thre
was a flock at Holkham, which Lord
Licester established. It is said that a
brown Norfolk turkey may be made to
resemble the Amerlesa wild bird to
3olor and flaor by cramming it with
walnuts, soaked in water, fort week be
one 0 is kl led.-Loamd Wuedd.
HISTORY. O DOLLa.
theo lepa WSumes Am- ed s -
Dolls have ammed the worled fe ages,
sadseem to have been well kaowa in
the days at the Pharaohe f r, in -he
tombs of macest Iypt, igmesaet plsiab
ad wood, ofterra cotta, f Ivary ad a
rage have bees fouad, whose limbs
were made mreable fer the delight
Inthe ruis e Etrarua imilar tys
have been disaoa d, and in Chia, a
wellrs is i dia, movable gees wee'
made to set at time himmemsal by
bhau and as string, or s ashadows be
hl a certain.
The amulest Greeks wee experts is
the manufacture of puppets, laudlalag
wax dolls, sad several oe their posts alt
lade to oleriags of dole AleAdei rsa
Aphrodite, made by maides baets
Dolls were evidently art nlatesed to
amuse childre, but the adulte soon
adopted them as a source of etertain
meat Puppet shows were all the rage
la Europe la the sixteeath eastery, as
riving at such perfection that the per
fomaaces rivalesd In attractto these eo
Whether or not aaydollswereabraght
over by the Puritans is sat knows, but
it seems ualkely. Those grim fellows
would ot have tslerated such Sally.
Yet, as the Mayflower eame rom a
Dutch port there may have bee same
smuggled. Dutach ehildre. or ent.
arles, have had the best dell the wrid
However, the Puritaes did stsueeeed
is making many coaverts to their anti
doll erusade, because, at the presest
day, millis of dells are brought seros.
the oeeea every year to Amerlcan ehil
dren, not to mentlon the milHlea that
are manutatured in this country.
In Covirate, Ky., is the largest doll
factory in the Ualted States, and there
are many other establishments in the
Eastera States. But the most dolls,
ad, we asry tohave to sy it, the
best dolls are Imported, ad the Amene
an childrea contribuet about two milli
ioas of dollars every year to Eurepe for
There are s very o e dolls made In
EIgland but the very Ieast com free
France and Germany, sad they are made
with a degree of perfection most r
prising. Eve cheap dolls can elose
their eyes ad ay "pap" and "mamma."
For a little more mosey you can bay a
creeping doll or a walking dolL Thee
there are dolls that sing--enly the mau
sic, of course--ad the very latest doll
Is provded with a pboograph, and will
recite prese and poetry.
Germany is famo f for the masufaet
sre of toys sad dolls, and the small
town of Seanebevg, in the Thurlagias
forest, alone produces articles far the
mausemet of childre to the valua et
and there is a yearly Christmas exhibi
tioa of dolls at Berlin. A great deal Is
made of this Bsirn doll exhibitio, sal
society trns out in large aumbes to
There are whole towns in Germany
thatdo little else but make dells for
American childre. They are meetly
simple country folk. They get small
pay for making even an exceleat doll;
but it must be remembered that their
waste are few.-Gulde Days.
A FORTY-DOLLAR JOKE
Mos a waeeU m bueshts. ms Ome
If a pirmiest physlelan over In the
Northwest has't got eves with mse
practical Joker then it dees e the
telliug. The physitan lives isa veery
moders establishment Not oely is
there a special mightbell, but a speak
lag tube oomeets the doarsteps with
the head of his bed. The practical joker
has had tf, wi this. e has bees
esmiag alsg about il a. m. sad stad
lag as the opposite corner amd laughi.g
antil his sides ached, thinaklg how t
he was aad what a geo tlime . was
having. The ae would eras er sad
dri the aight-bell, sd howl up the
speaking tbe as if a whole regiment .t
mothera~--law on the mast block had
te-minte ahosera and were dying by
the wages-od. Ad the poor, thua
doctor would sose sat of his est sweet
sleep ad "hello" down the tabe. Thea
the un man wMould n:
"Does Dr. J- live bhse?"
"Have you Hved here laug?
"For twety yers Who aW e you?
.bat the blamsde you want?'
"Just want to know why yea des't
move. That's al. Ta! tT"
AM then Ca fusmy m an bhouse
dows lte the seet amd meoet ho.s,
whre he ugh halt a. hbar
le did~tt laugh half as meh the
other might. TM d. ter was leaded for
tea. He knew that laugh ad tLha
yell, and he stauk a funnel is the tie
ad poured is two quares of sequaortis,
iadilld ink. liquid lye ,sadt a few
chemical whifas of senmt It gargled
am gurgled for snem seed and thau
struck Denfuay is the mtug just as he
opened his mouth or smother bhowl. It
acme with a hirtytoot fail at a terin
poun pesase to the square inch.
Hoe swallowed a plt beore be could
get his meun shut sasd mpr empt
hosm played away all over his fse a.
silk hat, sad shirt frost, sad dress sit
It was a re.f-raiser, an curled him like
a cockroach ona hot shoveL
It willeost tbedoteor e fo plumbing,
but be gria every tie e tbisake o IL
aThe arm's Name w es se me *aee
Whee did you bqy your new irens
Brilget?" asked a lady Is saberbs
3o bory the other day ot iara.wly*i
"At Pash A Pl's stae a Wahaing
teo street it was, a'ma" replied the
"Push & Pull's?" queried the miL
trees. 'I really do sot reaell such a
store is Boston. Axe yeu met mistakes
asto the same?
"I think mot. ma'la," said Biget
semldetly. "At say rate, that's wat
4maM es the iesr"-Bsose Letter.
slmamcms mf &..
am d eyal rdmaee have pea sr ieqest
d late that the sttl at th AIlmaaeh
d Gelthas b heesme she a ily e.
empaias m .haee- -- ie ad editaral
eaes. aving deea4 sa si to this
alseals e passie, I eai .t there has
raasly been a time whey Pulmaess t
soyal MLeo have had so A as eppor.
taty as the peeseat at belng elevated
tb a threme N. fewer tham iearteea
Palmues,either rsigata themselves or
direct helas the theaem, orM eldest
sits o heis., are la s poltiem
beas asenasr, and the iamber is ia
enesr if the eiss three Pdbaes of
rgyal hkeases t easapplag a three.,
ad the hereditary Prles of smalml
ermea grams dechles or duchies are
cnated, a they eaght i be.
The fallewiag is thelist. saveaged so
aordiag t the religism reeds at the
rmRal or decal herses, with the ages at
the marriageebl Ptreeas:
-es s M s. e maemees eans.
L--hs causewhs iehelae et ami, 31.
s.-The Craws Prime Deane et Mstimes.
2-The divereed e-Keag Mem at searvia,
i mscue or mesll CAIhss nIams
L-The Crews Viaes Ieaer sm.asel .e
1.-Primea. f ime.d at amerne.n 3
4-1h m.ews ruaree eealmns a aNme
-Prima Waeebt (Uirt Pias mive-.
a. arl (s
M-Priaee Phserle Aatae (.itr PaIe
ai-pS-ve- .asam~), 5.
1L-Prim (11 hrr eeat-k.asI
3.-PriM Thesr Napalm. i
.-Prima. 1meb Pasppe, Due orees
--TIne raMesear asam.
M-PrimM hAss Witer at Wales. s.
e.-Prte WI laom o Nme. (Set Ap
WaeS -LeaPem ). ...
IL-Priaee Cherilas (SNir Pra.mptive
esmarLk ), . -
7.t-The serediay dreads Dahe .res
Imb at same, uo
The meberetmarriageableP imceseau
ot the orthodex faith is very limted. At
peIent there is at eeas ei Rees, ad of
the daughtes of the Prmce at Monts.e
re the ser ae Prasese Basle ased
N, and Praoesi Amas, aged AL Ihere
Is, eeiquestly, at preset set much
shote. for the earewits it he Is to
marry a Primeis at his oa esed.
The Roam Catholic Prismees men
tismed aboe au shem betese three
Piaaes ae d the mel a.sm of the
decal hsms a --arie, aged 3, 1S, 17
ad' r epecively; ame widowed
Primesa amd three Puleaes eat the
royal haws O Delgiin, aged 3, 19, I,
17; Eve Prlmesems at the bhrs at Beer
boe between 1T and Si; fear Archdnch
esees of Austria, at wham Shae are 1
au emse 35; s Prismes at Sassmy,
aged As sd ass uPrises a Wart.
bergs aged at Alogether, Shore are
ao w owed and suinters mamied
The =amber a Pretssaat PlIaceses
twem the age. das s ad iias s t
-aeg. There as two P aiaeasei of
wales, 31 amd *s Stw Prmaesis or
Prmslsa, and IT; am Primessa ot
easm, 1t; three at ae s , _, 1i asn
IT; am f NieekisLearsg e a t Saze.
Welmar, am et Anhatlaet a e or thse
more at still ailer hases -Viema
-AMi..A. wWo. At.
e them tow.sses . ahs e uampa
malnlmers ad AvHees-... to who,
they ftr fsr usttn or terati urae.
UIoms ha a e-Atlamis angrakaess
wlith the tes o parebaers. Amen
am girls are .ftm ai hmaemslly ex
-,ssul peiu. ait, ike. emr -ipa.e
Iisealatase ss s the li es oHlir-i
ves, they rather rsueemblse s saimts,d
D Vald tha the Iorl braues of the
Veestlam emiomls. AdL, lke te
bleaemlg ess o. Iharos, these is a
trieapresay mo their eompiess
whisk p-eres p-e sa ie .inand
decasy. so wham they o as the war
sail wsith ms bleua om the go,
khawlag sppies a be i-ameal.
theay spar s mali.g Sm te shape
nesmm amm dem. se.n tesmply
eztrav aats brewt sst eity ha te
elaborate ball Mes at mlght th
may go through half a amm chauges
.1 raimseat They are as fsiues a.
a swinft nmemme fresh tuilets as
thN els O the uams .m s Ct cm
pisgee. They delight ls the emalumtt
ly dbelSts saines whisd aeus e tar
msam ad rnlaes by eeett with the
ma.ssh ss aLm&tr waebwae,lis that
of a r ui g -Md herder family, is
"al, a·ye reamy." At Hambarg or
Carlbad, at hinls at prls, they may
be ugagdie s a eampaiga at the short
a ta whisk hs he abort sharp
.ad Aedo . Nm sme theis ýgatle
pekiug eases, wt the cune ls ntenss
f a gra.d pleae which the lackh
lass peters aee ad swel-eeW
or that whils e w. oly the.
Iethr .sht s ribfm1 two
missut personsatnams we ems a sow
meie. us rack ek ga mads to a
patters, bemes a eipiei at 1 Mior
boes, belsuga 1 elissa K. a, it
Chiase, for all thmn same the mark
o the bst Ls to be hopesth a th
portarn were grotefely Mppei; mad h
d te AmerSean mllaSmairs istse, he
is gnseally seasmtly reasadeL
-The waal satheriti ha ag emiaa
se awse aesi lggr arelams ass$
r as a huge was bMshe. Two
L sgums were eessmetria fre the
wampl FVirtedrs, at a oust of 615US
thea: s were buit ha threw e
Irt rhig iueg Zola paa- sail
Wkite 555.d, belb guams ue
-A thaftb hle" soli batikef.
l des l ivers tethe ragma the owr
lay. the realaed'ittrty mast, whimh
ike deslares was a god fssa mirs the